Separate but Unequal
My overall impression of the film was not surprise, I was only surprised with how bad the differences are, and the amount of opportunities that one has over the other. The percentage of those who are living in poverty in Jackson was alarming. It was surprising that the capital city in Mississippi has no movie theater, and is doing as poorly as it is. The area is predominantly black and has no money coming into their schools. Another shocking issue was the teen pregnancy rate, and when that lady stated that some girls are on their second child. The fatherless boys wasn’t surprising, coming from the African American culture that is something that still to this day I don’t understand why it is so high, because my father was there. Forced Integration ruined Jackson, Mississippi, because it didn’t do what it was intended to do, instead of bringing white students there and bringing money in, black students were bused to white schools, and white faculty was placed at the High school in Jackson. I believe it is the community as a whole to help poor families, and the government responsibilities. We are not all blessed with same opportunities so those who are more fortunate, should help those who are less fortunate. I don’t think that reversed integration would help, because then they would be going backwards and not forward. Integration is meant to be a progressive movement. If they were to reverse integration, they would just lose out on any money that is left at their school. One solution to the problems in the movie would be money, if there was more money at the school and in the community, people could see a way out, or a way to go to college, opportunities wouldn’t seem so far and few. When you look around that community so don’t get the sense of success, you see a system that has failed it’s people. I don’t believe Hip Hop can be blamed for the problems in the black community, it can take... [continues]
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